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Physician Leader Monthly February 2024

Effective July 1, 2024: Acute care hospitals required to join Joint Commission NHSN Group

Beginning July 1, 2024, acute care hospitals with ORYX® performance measurement requirements and that are required through a U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program to participate in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system will be required to join the Joint Commission NHSN Group. 
Emergency Management chapter revised for Ambulatory Care, OBS programs

Updated: Post-Acute Care Certification requirements for nursing care centers

Revised requirements for total hip and total knee replacement to align with AAOS updates

CAHME/The Joint Commission Fellowship awarded to Sadie M. Joba at Rush University

Newly released 

Perspectives: In this issue, The Joint Commission recognizes organizations that contributed to 2023 performance measure initiatives that helped strengthen performance measurement and quality improvement. 

February Journal: This issue features an article on the psychometric evaluation of the TeamSTEPPSⓇ for Improving Diagnosis Team Assessment Tool (TAT), which demonstrated that the TAT is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing teamwork and communication among and across diagnostic teams. 

New SHC Resource Center Spotlight: Beth Israel Deaconess

Register now: New Measure Review – Global Malnutrition Composite Score eCQM webinar

Now available: 2024 Joint Commission and CMS Crosswalk (for purchase)

Blogs for docs

Improving equity for patients with disabilities
The authors of a study in the January 2024 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) describe a foundational step that healthcare organizations need to take to facilitate the provision of equitable care: routine and systematic documentation of patients’ disability status in the electronic health record (EHR).

In the media 

The Joint Commission’s Prescription: CEO Aims to Improve Equity, Sustainability, Performance and Streamline Processes | Chicago Medicine Magazine

Q&A: The Joint Commission’s Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, Discusses New Certifications | Healthcare Innovation

Joint Commission’s New Voluntary Certification Helps Hospitals Ensure ‘Responsible’ Use of Patient Data | Fierce Healthcare

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Palisades Medical Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Health Care Equity Certification |

‘Be Relentless’: How to Lead and Advance Health Equity Amid Rising Polarization and Politicization | Health Evolution